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Old 12-16-14, 02:30 PM
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And YOU were worried about where to lock your bike!!!

Secure this!!
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Old 12-16-14, 02:32 PM
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$400,000 seems a little high for a gold plated Giant.
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Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
If actually ridden anywhere it would likely be secured like many other high-zoot bikes, by the rider with his constant hands on/butt on presence. I've seen more than a few instances where cyclists go on rides but refuse to step away from their bike for any reason due to their fear of their precious ride being stolen. They in essence are chained to the bike. In this case the human chain may need a weapon or two to keep his bling thing.
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Old 12-16-14, 03:17 PM
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Big deal. When I was a kid I did the same thing to my huffy with a rattle can. Even the tires on mine were gold plated... at least until after the first ride.
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$400,000 seems a little high for a gold plated Giant.
^ Exactly! There are so many gorgeous frames and bikes being hand made all over the world and they chose a stock bike made by the thousands in a factory to hand cover with $400K in gold?

Dudes, stop by the NAHB show and partner up, or just snag a vintage lugged Colnago Master on ebay. Sheesh...
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Old 12-16-14, 06:06 PM
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Fugly, and I would hate to have to ride it up hills.
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Wonder how well those gold plated rims stop in the rain? And how long before the cassette/rings/chain are trashed? Also note,gold's not light.
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They need to lock it to a gold rack with a solid gold U-lock and gold key
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^ Exactly! There are so many gorgeous frames and bikes being hand made all over the world and they chose a stock bike made by the thousands in a factory to hand cover with $400K in gold?
It's gold plating. Doubtful that there is more than a few hundred in gold value on that thing.
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Old 12-16-14, 07:21 PM
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Fugly, and I would hate to have to ride it up hills.
I don't know. I've been looking for a bike that wouldn't clash with my gold lame' skin suit.
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Old 12-16-14, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
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$400,000 seems a little high for a gold plated Giant.
Sora equipped, no less.
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I dunno. Needs more shiny. I'm not fond of the matte finish on the RD.
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Sora equipped, no less.
What's that line about money and taste? In full evidence here. The fools couldn't even get someone who knew anything about bikes to pick them out something above average to use as a base. What's next? A gold plated Ford Focus?
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Old 12-16-14, 10:23 PM
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At least we know what James Bond could've bought Goldfinger if they were doing Secret Santa.

That bike is kinda ghastly. I saw a shiny gold coloured SUV a couple of years ago and I thought it was super tacky. Too each his own; I've been known to eat too many Brussels sprouts.
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LOL "Good thing there are rack mounts on the fork..."
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LOL "Good thing there are rack mounts on the fork..."
Yeah, I almost posted this in the Touring forum.
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At least we know what James Bond could've bought Goldfinger if they were doing Secret Santa.

That bike is kinda ghastly. I saw a shiny gold coloured SUV a couple of years ago and I thought it was super tacky. Too each his own; I've been known to eat too many Brussels sprouts.
I found the photo I took of the gold SUV!

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Outstanding job on the plating! Would like to see gold plated rack and lights with it!
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